Holborn, EC1N

Road in Farringdon, existing until now

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Road · Farringdon · EC1N · Contributed by Melissa London
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It is marked by two nineteenth century granite obelisks which stand either side of the road at its Gray’s Inn Road junction on the site of Holborn Bars, medieval tollgates for traffic entering the City.

In the eighteenth century the road was lined with coaching inns such as the Dagger – frequented by the Elizabethan playwright Ben Jonson and mentioned in his 1610 play The Alchemist – which was famous for its ‘dagger frumety’, a pie decorated with dagger shapes, and the Bull and Gate , a terminus for many of the stage-coaches running between London and northern towns, which is featured in Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones . Henry Mayhew in his 1861 review of the capital’s poverty, London Labour and the London Poor , recalled how costermongers would surround coaches pulling into London at Holborn to sell travellers fruit: ‘In their hopes of sale they followed anyone a mile if encouraged, even by a few approving glances.’

The inns were demolished after the growth of the railways in the mid-nineteenth century made their prime purpose redundant. The road’s only relic of the pre-industrial age is the late-sixteenth-century Staple Inn, one of London’s few surviving timber-faced buildings.

Source: London Compendium

VIEW THE FARRINGDON AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE FARRINGDON AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE FARRINGDON AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE FARRINGDON AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE FARRINGDON AREA IN THE 1900s
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Farringdon

Farringdon station - the terminus for the very first underground railway in 1863 - is a London Underground and National Rail station in Clerkenwell, just north of the City of London in the London Borough of Islington. It will change significantly when it becomes an important interchange station between the two largest transport infrastructure programmes currently under way in London, the Thameslink Programme and Crossrail, both of which are scheduled for completion in 2018.

Farringdon is partly within the City of London and partly in the London Borough of Islington. The name originates from the names of wards of the old City (Farringdon Within, Farringdon Without).

Today, as a place Farringdon is somewhat ill-defined, its original site and layout having perhaps been lost under later development: little more than the station and a few street names help to locate it now.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alsatia:   Alsatia was the name given to an area lying north of the River Thames covered by the Whitefriars monastery.
Chancery Lane:   Chancery Lane originated as a 'new lane' created by the Knights Templar from their original 'old Temple' on the site of the present Southampton Buildings on Holborn, in order access to their newly acquired property to the south of Fleet Street (the present Temple) sometime before 1161.
Farringdon:   Farringdon station - the terminus for the very first underground railway in 1863 - is a London Underground and National Rail station in Clerkenwell, just north of the City of London in the London Borough of Islington. It will change significantly when it becomes an important interchange station between the two largest transport infrastructure programmes currently under way in London, the Thameslink Programme and Crossrail, both of which are scheduled for completion in 2018.
Temple Bar:   Temple Bar is the point in London where Fleet Street, City of London, becomes the Strand, Westminster, and where the City of London traditionally erected a barrier to regulate trade into the city.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Fleet Street looking east (c.1920):   Fleet Street, tradition home of British national newspapers, is named after the River Fleet, London's largest underground river.
Ludgate Circus (1873):   This image shows a weary-looking magazine seller stationed at Ludgate Circus.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Albion Courtyard, EC1M · Ashentree Court, EC4Y · Back Hill, EC1R · Backhill, EC1R · Baldwin Gardens, EC1N · Baldwins Gardens, EC1N · Baldwins Gardens, WC1X · Bell Yard, WC2A · Benjamin Street, EC1M · Bleeding Heart Yard, EC1N · Bolt Court, EC4A · Bouverie Street, EC4Y · Breams Buildings, EC4A · Bride Court, EC4Y · Bride Lane, EC4Y · Bridewell Place, EC4V · Briset Street, EC1M · Britton Street, EC1M · Broad Yard, EC1M · Brooke Street, EC1N · Carey Street, WC2A · Central Markets, EC1M · Chancery Lane, EC4A · Chancery Lane, WC2A · Charterhouse Mews, EC1M · Charterhouse Square, EC1M · Chichester Rents, WC2A · Clerkenwell Green, EC1R · Clerkenwell Road, EC1M · Clerkenwell Road, EC1N · Clerkenwell Road, EC1R · Cliffords Inn Passage, EC4A · Cliffords Inn, EC4A · Cornwell House, EC1R · Cowcross Street, EC1M · Crane Court, EC4A · Cursitor Street, EC4A · Cursitor Street, W1 · Devereux Court, WC2R · Dorset Rise, EC4Y · Dyers Buildings, EC1N · Eagle Court, EC1M · Elm Street, WC1X · Ely Court, EC1N · Ely Place, EC1N · Eyre St Hill, EC1R · Eyre Street Hill, EC1R · Falcon Court, EC4Y · Farringdon Road, EC1M · Farringdon Street, EC1A · Farringdon Street, EC4A · Farringdon Street, EC4M · Faulkners Alley, EC1M · Fetter Lane, EC4A · Fleet Street, EC4A · Fleet Street, EC4Y · Florin Court, EC1M · Fulwood Place, WC1V · Furnival Street, EC4A · Gate House, EC1M · Gough Square, EC4A · Gravel Street, EC1N · Grays Inn Place, WC1R · Grays Inn Square Chambers, WC1R · Grays Inn Square, WC1R · Great New Street, EC4A · Great Sutton Street, EC1V · Greenhills Rents, EC1M · Greville St Hatton Garden, EC1N · Greville Street, EC1N · Gunpowder Square, EC4A · Hardwicke Building, WC2A · Hare Court, EC4Y · Hare Place, EC4Y · Hatton Garden, EC1N · Hatton Gardens, EC1N · Hatton Place, EC1N · Hatton Square, EC1N · Hatton Wall, EC1N · Hatton, EC1N · Hind Court, EC4A · Holborn Circus, EC1N · Holborn Viaduct, EC1A · Holborn Viaduct, EC1N · Holborn, EC1N · Hood Court, EC4Y · Inner Temple Lane, EC4Y · Kirby Street, EC1N · Laystall Street, EC1R · Leather Lane, EC1N · Little New Street, EC4A · London Central Markets, EC1A · London Silver Vaults, WC2A · Long Lane, EC1M · Ludgate Circus, EC4M · Masters House Temple Church, EC4Y · Mitre Court Buildings, EC4Y · New Fetter Lane, EC1N · New Fetter Lane, EC4A · New House, EC1N · New Square, WC2A · New St Square, EC4A · New Street Square, EC4A · Norwich Street, EC4A · Old Buildings, WC2A · Old Mitre Court, EC4Y · Old Square, WC2A · Pemberton Row, EC4A · Penny Bank Chambers, EC1M · Pensioners Court The Charterhouse, EC1M · Peters Lane, EC1M · Pleydell Street, EC4Y · Plough Place, EC4A · Ploughs Place, EC4A · Plumtree Court, EC4A · Poppins Court, EC4A · Portpool Lane, EC1N · Preachers Court The Charterhouse, EC1M · Quality Court, WC2A · Red Lion Court, EC4A · Rolls Passage, EC4A · Saffron Hill, EC1N · Saint Bride Street, EC4A · Salisbury Court, EC4Y · Salisbury Square, EC4Y · Serjeants Inn, EC4Y · Shoe Lane, EC4A · Silver Vaults, WC2A · Smokehouse Yard, EC1M · Snowhill, EC1A · South Square, WC1R · Southampton Buildings, WC1V · Southampton Buildings, WC2A · St Andrew Street, EC4A · St Bride Street, EC4A · St Brides Avenue, EC4Y · St Cross Street, EC1M · St Cross Street, EC1N · St Johns Lane, EC1M · St Johns Path, EC1M · St Johns Place, EC1M · Staple Inn Buildings North, WC1V · Staple Inn Buildings South, WC1V · Staple Inn Buildings, WC1V · Staple Inn Buildings, WC1X · Staple Inn, WC1V · Star Yard, WC2A · Stone Buildings, WC2A · Stonecutter Street, EC4A · Summers Street, EC1R · Sutton Road, EC1M · Temple Chambers, EC4Y · The Charterhouse, EC1M · Took?s Court, EC4A · Tooks Court, EC4A · Turnmill Street, EC1M · Verulam Street, WC1X · Vine Hill, EC1R · Warwick Court, WC1R · Waterhouse Square, EC1N · Whitefriars Street, EC4Y · Wine Office Court, EC4A ·


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